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Pat Garrett Murder Site

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
Inscription.  Pat Garrett, the Lincoln County Sheriff who shot and killed William “Billy the Kid” Bonney at Fort Stanton in 1881, was himself murdered at a remote site nearby on February 29, 1908. Wayne Brazel, a local cowboy, confessed to shooting Garrett but was acquitted of all charges. The motive and circumstances surrounding Garrett's death are still being debated.
 
Location. 32° 22.776′ N, 106° 43.789′ W. Marker is in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Doņa Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 70 at milepost 153.6 and South Jornada Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 70. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Cruces NM 88011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. America's First Battle of World War II: The Philippines (approx. 3.3 miles away); Heroes of Bataan (approx. 3.3 miles away); Doņa Ana (1604–1680) (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bartlett Garcia (approx. 5.6 miles away); Doņa Ana (approx. 5.6 miles away);
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By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
Rio Grande Theatre (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Historic Green Bridge (approx. 5.6 miles away); Doņa Ana County Courthouse (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Cruces.
 
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Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,965 times since then and 197 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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